Tangle-Proof Ear Bud Design

Tangle-Proof Ear Bud Design
Nicko Margolies
  • 28 august 2009

Image credit: Getty Images, Dan Banda Lee/Flickr

Lee Washington, a product design student currently studying in London at Central Saint Martins, recently posted a video describing an ingeniously simple concept design for headphones that will not get tangled. Essentially, the idea is to apply the same technology of a Ziploc bag to the two separate wires, allowing users to seal them together before putting them away.

Hopefully it will make it’s way to production, and we can all stop fumbling with tangled ear buds, or even bother with learning the best way store headphones. It’s one of those great inventions that begs the question, why didn’t someone think of this sooner? Washington explains the design he thought of while struggling for his ear buds on a bus in this brief YouTube video:


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